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IFMA release

February 4, 2009
MILWAUKEE, WI – The Southeastern Wisconsin International Facility Management Association (SEW IFMA) welcomes a new President and Executive Board of Directors. Doug VerBockel has been elected president and will lead the new board. VerBockel serves as Operations Manager at Milwaukee-based Forrer Business Interiors.
Joining him on the Board of Officers is Scott Gierhahn, President and CEO of Schroeder Solutions and Schroeder Moving Systems, as President Elect; Bryan Olen, Assistant Vice President of Waterstone Bank, as Vice President; Elizabeth Vorass, Facility Designer of Metavante Corporation, as Secretary; and Jerry Olson, Operations Manager of Kleen Air Service Corp., as Treasurer.
IFMA is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for professional facility managers, supporting more than 19,500 members in 60 countries. The association’s members, represented in 125 chapters and 15 councils worldwide, manage more than 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US $100 billion in products and services. Formed in 1980, IFMA certifies facility managers, conducts research, provides educational programs, recognizes facility management degree and certificate programs and produces World Workplace, the world’s largest facility management conference and exposition. For more information, visit